I'm 37+1 with dc2, for the last 24 hours I've been having regular Braxton Hicks contractions. Pretty regularly but not always painful (some have been, some have not). I've also had accompanying back pain (with the pain shooting down my legs on occasion) and the most hideous fanny daggers (take my breath away, scream into a pillow type thing).
My waters are intact but they feel strained, I'm getting so much pressure down there and feel like I need to push/go to the loo/god knows what.
I've had a bath and tried to rest but haven't been able to shake it off.
It's not absolutely agony but it's constant and painful, I can't stay still... relax... I can't eat (being sick). Baby has also been ridiculously active which has also caused more contractions when they kick. Sat on my birthing ball and rotating my hips and it's causing more stabby pains etc.
I've been losing my plug, but haven't had a show. I was 3/5 engaged last Monday when I saw the midwife and she said she didnt expect me to get to my next appointment (38+2 next Wednesday).
The problem is, it doesn't feel like full blown labour did with my first but at the same time, it still feels like it's more than just false labour.
I've text my midwife but haven't heard back from her yet. I have to be careful about deciding to go in as I have to pull my father in law out of work to watch my daughter and I don't want to call him over nothing etc.
With my first I had a couple of false starts and it really upset me, that was when I was overdue as well so I'm only just term and I can't help but feel this is in my head. Gah I don't know.. What would you do?
False labour? Limbo? What to do?
glitterglitters · 13/06/2017 14:51
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